Communication Friendly Environments

We are here to help you adapt your environment to ensure it is communication friendly. There are lots of ways to do this. We will focus mainly on the use of visuals. Find us on twitter @SchoolsNlc

February 20, 2024
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Excitement Hangover

We have all experienced that feeling of a crash after something exciting happening. It can be difficult to reconcile the drastic change in emotions and this can be confusing. It is important to explore these emotions and valid them.   … Continue reading

February 15, 2024
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Communication

We use this as part of our programme on developing understanding of communication. It is NOT used as a means of showing someone the ‘correct’ way to communicate but rather to increase the understanding for all. body language communication Visuals

November 28, 2022
by Mrs Young
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Studying

Studying can be tricky. It is difficult to learn to study and some people need to be actively taught how to study. Giving someone the chance to explore and experiment allows them the chance to find a way that works … Continue reading

September 13, 2022
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All about the senses

Over the next few months, we are creating a visual pack to support the development of understanding senses and how this may impact on an us. senses All about the senses

September 10, 2022
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Queen Elizabeth II

Our thoughts are with the royal family as they come to terms with the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II what has changed now the queen has died.

August 23, 2022
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How will I be getting home?

How will I get home.pub For many young people, how they are getting home can cause great distress. Using a calendar that has visuals to show how they will be returning home can help to ease this anxiety.

August 23, 2022
by Mrs Young
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Morning Routine Updated

Morning routine We have a few examples of morning routines. We have included one for our older pupils that can be used at home to promote independence and support issues with executive functioning.

April 25, 2022
by Mrs Young
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Relationship

relationship setting boundaries setting boundaries example boundaries Using this resource allows people to set their own boundaries for different types of relationship. This can be personalised by drawing or writing in their own boundaries.   seeking attention and shared experience … Continue reading

October 3, 2021
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Friendships

As we get older, we recognise the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. For some people, this comes easily, for others a lot of work needs to be done to recognise this. Over the next few weeks, we will be … Continue reading

October 1, 2021
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Bullying

Sometimes it can be tricky to explain the impact we have on someone else. When explaining bullying, this can be even more challenging. bullying

September 28, 2021
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Setting Targets

These resources can be used to further develop a young person’s autonomy when planning their targets. We use then to develop a more structured conversation and to reduce anxieties. Using this allows young people to develop their own voice and … Continue reading

September 7, 2021
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Getting to know me

Using visual can be a great way o find out more about a person. It can be a great starting point for communication and can be used to strengthen relationships.   Getting to know me

September 7, 2021
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Self Talk

How often do we give good advice to others but would never follow the same advice for ourselves? Why do we hold ourselves to a higher standard than we hold others? There are so many of our young people with … Continue reading

August 26, 2021
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Catch Up

Apologies! We have been unable to add to our blog recently. That doesn’t mean we have stopped creating. In this blog we are including all of our most recent resources. Looks different for different people   Secondary school times NLC … Continue reading

April 13, 2021
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My World Triangle

Based on GIRFEC wellbeing resources, we have created a visualised My World Triangle. See the Scottish Government website for more details. ( https://www.gov.scot/publications/shanarri/ ) My world triangle  

April 11, 2021
by Mrs Young
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Executive Function

Understanding how executive functioning can impact us differently allows us opportunities to develop our own understanding and empathy of others. By recognising that executive functioning can result in positive and negative outcomes, allows us to better understand and support one … Continue reading

March 17, 2021
by Mrs Young
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Easing Restrictions Timetable in Scotland

We have taken our information, as always, from the Scottish Government website. These are subject to change. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-timetable-for-easing-restrictions/pages/timetable/ (last viewed 17/3/21) Please continue to follow local guidance. easing of restrictions 2 easing of restrictions  

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